Emergency Rescue Techniques
August 13, 2010
How many people and pieces of equipment does it take to extricate a 1,400-pound Trakehner mare from a 4-foot-deep ditch? On Aug. 11 New Jersey residents discovered it could take three different fire departments, plus shovels, a backhoe, straps,... Read More
March 17, 2010
An anonymous donor picked up the tab to rescue a horse from a sandbar in the middle of the fast-moving Gila River five days after the animal was stranded there when its rider attempted to cross the water, the Arizona Republic reported. ... Read More
March 01, 2010
To help further the cause of improving large-animal emergency rescue training, USRider has contributed significant donations to the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine over the years to support the college's large-anim... Read More
February 08, 2010
To prepare state and county animal response teams to aid animals during emergencies, the New Jersey Animal Emergency Working Group will hold its 13th annual symposium March 1, 2010, in Westampton.
The daylong seminar will seek to ens... Read More
November 30, 2009
Partner groups of the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) combined their expertise Nov 13-15 in Minden, La., for a course in technical large animal emergency rescue (TLAER). The course was held at the LSU Fire & Emergency Trainin... Read More
November 19, 2009
The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) partnered with local Ouachita Parish officials and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to rescue and evacuate a geriatric horse from the rising floodwaters of the Ouachita River on Nov. 9, 2009, i... Read More
October 28, 2009
Registration is now open for an annual large animal rescue training opportunity for first responders, emergency medical technicians, veterinarians, firefighters, and other emergency/rescue personnel.
October 04, 2009
Dr. Becky McConnico offers advice on planning for hurricane season. ... Read More
September 10, 2009
A 2,400-lb draft horse named Sylvia is recovering after firefighters in Estacada, Ore., rescued her from a 15-foot-deep hole on Monday night,
July 20, 2009
Most horses are now safe from forest fires that have been burning west of Kelowna, British Columbia, thanks to the efforts of the Kelowna SPCA, the B.C. Interior Horse Rescue, and the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team.
The fires drove... Read More
June 08, 2009
June 08, 2009
Veterinarians from Louisiana State University (LSU) responded to an emergency call the evening of May 30 after learning that two horses were trapped in an overturned horse trailer as a result of a single vehicle accident.
LSU veterinarians,... Read More
May 12, 2009
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Ky., strives to train veterinarians, first responders, and individual horse owners in large animal emergency response techniques by offering annual courses.
The group's next large animal... Read More
May 07, 2009
Large-animal emergency rescue training continues growing in popularity around the globe, according to Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, a roadside assistance plan designed with horse owners in mind. Awareness of the issue was at a far lowe... Read More
April 15, 2009
Earlier this spring, a group of third graders in Richmond, Ky., got a hands-on lesson in rescuing large animals.
On March 30, Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, gave a
April 03, 2009
The Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center) will host a Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training (TLAER) training session May 13-15, 2009.
Instructors Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez,... Read More
February 13, 2009
Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Woodbine, Md., will offer Large Animal Rescue Training on two separate dates, March 22 and May 9.
Aimed at emergency responders, horse owners, barn managers, and the general public, each one-day session runs... Read More
February 12, 2009
A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More
February 05, 2009
Traditionally, in the event of some sort of accident--trailer overturned, horse stuck somewhere, horse down, environmental disaster--the owner or witness often attempts to deal with the incident himself/herself or with the aid of a friend... Read More
February 04, 2009
Barn fires are the No. 1 local emergency that affects everyone from horse owners to veterinarians, and property owners to the horses themselves. Barn fires kill more horses annually than any other type of nonmedical emergency. ... Read More
January 13, 2009
October 23, 2008
USRider and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) are partnering for the fifth annual large animal emergency rescue training course. As with previous years' training, specially trained demonstration animals will help provide realistic hands-on... Read More
September 11, 2008
When it comes to teams representing the University of Florida, the national champion football and basketball teams might be getting all the headlines, but the University's College of Veterinary Medicine Disaster Response Team should not be... Read More
July 15, 2008
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer extensive three-day training courses in large animal emergency rescue techniques August 18-20, and August 22-24, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This training is designed to educate first... Read More
July 14, 2008
Charlz, the 17-year-old Arabian horse that became separated from his rider on May 25, continued to elude searchers this weekend.
Eight mounted volunteers from a local stable combed the Freetown Massachusetts State Forest on Sunday.... Read More
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Q. Q: I have an older horse that sometimes lies down and has trouble getting up. My vet thinks it is advanced arthritis in his stifles. Do you have any rescue equipment that you have used to lift a horse up? Thank you for the compassionate work you do with horses. Sharon